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Macalester College IA & MN Campus Compact VISTA

Company: Americorps
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Macalester College IA & MN Campus Compact VISTA

Macalester College is a residential liberal arts college in St. Paul, MN. The college mission of service to society and centering diversity are also key values of the well-established Civic Engagement Center. The VISTA will be part of our larger Civic Engagement Center team of 5 professional staff and 12 student staff members and thus will gain experience in higher education civic engagement and in collaborating with nonprofits on community-based work. Our VISTA will work to address the issues of hunger and food security issues for college students and in our local community. The position is highly collaborative and creative, working with stakeholders across campus and the local community. Assessment of student needs, searching for examples of equitable food security initiatives on other campus will be part of the work. The VISTA will work towards creating an infrastructure for a dynamic food security program on campus that extends into the community. Professional development is available on topics such as: health equity, sustainability, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The VISTA will working with an emerging campus group to create a multifaceted and dynamic food security program on campus. This includes completing an inventory of current offerings, gathering student input on needs and soliciting ideas from students, community partners, faculty and administrators. The VISTA will work with others to design a system of delivery, which also includes community partnerships to respond to underserved students' basic needs in a more coordinated, efficient and dynamic manner. The VISTA must listen well to the needs of others, think creatively about systemic changes, build ownership among stakeholders and promote the program to a diverse group.

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Health Coverage* , Bus pass , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Hunger , Health , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Education .

Skills :

Communications , Public Speaking , Leadership , Team Work , Community Organization , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Education , Social Services .

Keywords: Americorps, St. Paul , Macalester College IA & MN Campus Compact VISTA, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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